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Terracotta pyxis (box) with lid

Period:
Imperial, Flavian–Antonine
Date:
1st–mid-2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H.: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) Diam.: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1021.283a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The lids to these containers also served as dishes. The larger, plain version is said to have been found at Arretium (modern Arezzo, Italy). The smaller is decorated with a barbotine relief design, suggesting a slightly later date for production; it belongs to a type of sigillata known as Tardo-Padana Ware, made in the Po Valley.

Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.194.869)
Canessa, Ercole and Arthur Sambon. 1904. Vases Antiques de Terre Cuite: Collection Canessa, Bibliothèque du Musée. no. 183, p. 50, Paris.

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